Dr. Kent Brantly, the missionary physician who survived the Ebola virus that he contracted last year in Liberia, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree Monday at his undergraduate alma mater, Abilene Christian University.
Brantly, who graduated from ACU in 2003, delivered the keynote address to the annual first-day-of-class convocation. He urged students to pursue discipleship and reflected on his experience with Ebola, according to a news release.
Afterward, Brantly and his wife, Amber, signed copies of their new book, Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic.
Brantly, a native of Indiana, did his residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where the couple lives with their two children.